Toronto Blue Jays reliever Aaron Sanchez has been suspended three games and manager John Gibbons has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball.
Aaron Sanchez suspended 3 games
The Blue Jays RHP received the suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing at the Royals' Alcides Escobar with warnings in place during Sunday's game. The suspension is scheduled to begin tonight vs. the Twins.
In baseball, anger tends to result in throwing at batters, which, in addition to being bad tactically, can result in serious injury. But how do we keep that simmering, exciting rage alive without people getting hurt? Here are five things that can help.
The man behind last week's deadline headlines tells Grantland how he did it.
Blue Jays project as No. 2 AL wild card
Dan Szymborski writes that Toronto now boasts the best team in the AL East but doesn't have enough time to catch the New York Yankees. Updated ZiPS playoff percentages (Insider)
Buster Olney and Jayson Stark discuss how big moves at the trade deadline can do wonders for a team's morale, the concerning slide of the Nats and much more.
A look at Troy Tulowitzki's departure and how the Cole Hamels blockbuster went down.
Monday's Top Five: Price's Blue Jays debut
David Price struck out 11 while surrendering just three hits and a run over eight innings. Price's debut in Toronto lands him among Monday's top performers. Kahrl: Monday's Top Five
Buster Olney recaps all of Monday's MLB action including a dominant performance by David Price and the Nationals' slide into 2nd place.
ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark weighs in the Mets' and Blue Jays' playoff chances after their busy trade deadline. Plus, he plays trivia with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.
With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror, ZiPS projects how the standings will look at the end of the season.
The Colorado Rockies are about to introduce a top prospect a week after trading the face of the franchise.
Le Batard & Stugotz on Ronda Rousey's latest win and Brandon Boykin's comments on Chip Kelly. Plus they are joined by David Price and Jim Belushi.
Check out how David Price shut down the Twins in his first start with his new team.
David Price throws a gem in his Blue Jays debut, going 8 IP with 11 K, 3 H, and 1 ER. Jays win, 5-1. (via baseballtonight)
Can the Blue Jays catch the Yankees?
No team made a bigger splash at the trade deadline than Toronto. With 13 more games against the Yankees, the Blue Jays have a shot at the AL East crown. Schoenfield: 10 big storylines
David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.
David Price dominates, Blue Jays win
Toronto's new pitcher struck out 11 in 8 innings and Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins hit home runs for a 5-1 Blue Jays win. Torii Hunter's 17th HR was the only run for the Twins. Box score
David Price pays off instantly for Jays
In his first start with Toronto, Price struck out 11 in 8 innings of work. It's just the 10th time in his career he has gone at least 8 innings with at least 10 K's. He is 7-2 in the previous 9 games. The Jays lead 5-1. Follow live
The Royals and Blue Jays have moved on: After an exchange of hit batters, they're now trading barbs on Twitter.
Blue Jays get green light
Toronto's deadline acquisitions, highlighted by Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, proved management is committed to winning now. MLB Power Rankings
Donaldson 2, Twins 1
Josh Donaldson's 2-run home in the fifth gives the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead. He also has a double. Donaldson drove in Troy Tulowitzki with his 27th HR of the season, 2 shy of his career high. Follow live
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